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Confinement in Paris

The entire country goes into lockdown. After the French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement on Monday evening, from Tuesday at noon, going out is forbidden except for grocery shopping or emergencies. This lockdown will last for at least 15 days in France, all the public spaces are closed except supermarkets, banks and pharmacies, but it will... Continue Reading →

Ballet amid restaurants and shops shutdown?

The French prime minister announced restaurants and shops’ shutdown from today. The Paris Opera will be closed too. How long would this take ? If an eventual country lockdown will last for more than a month, how would the dancers continue working on their body?  I am writing this while queuing up in front of... Continue Reading →

Covid-19 in France

Yesterday evening, the French President Emmanuel Macron spoke for the first time on the national television about the situation of the Coronavirus epidemic in France. He announced that all the schools will be closed starting from coming Monday. Other precautions like telecommuting, limit travelling, economic assistance were also suggested. Before Macron spoke, there were an... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus at the Paris Opera

France has become one of the countries with the most cases of coronavirus. The French government published official precautions which are displayed in public areas, especially in front of the toilets. The Paris Opera has ordered masks and désinfectant hand gels. According to the official sources, we are now at stage-2 of the epidemic and... Continue Reading →

Balanchine performances

The Balanchine program at the Paris Opera Ballet started two weeks ago, and we will be doing this until the middle of March. I am now doing Serenade at every show, since the first cast dancer got injured and will not be performing until the 28th February. The role of the four men in Serenade... Continue Reading →

Performances partially restarted~

After almost two months, the some performances are happening again at the Paris Opera. On the internet, the spectators who were supposed to come and watch the shows during the past few months show their anger and disappointment regarding the social movement and the cancellation of the performances at the Opera. The doors of the... Continue Reading →

GEM Graduation on Chinese New Year

Last Saturday, 25th January 2020, was a day of unbelievable coincidence: - It was the first day of the Chinese New Year of the Rat (me being a Rat in Chinese Zodiac and a "petit rat de l'Opéra")- and the day of the graduation ceremony at my business school, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM). Moreover,... Continue Reading →

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